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(National Post)   Bank of Canada won't discuss new melty $100 bills because of [shakes Magic 8 ball...] national security   (news.nationalpost.com) divider line 114
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2013-01-02 09:15:53 PM  
Was the money burning a hole in their pocket?
 
2013-01-02 09:41:05 PM  
A tumbling mechanism filled with coffee grinds, marbles, bolts and synthetic sweat was meant to simulate the effect of being left in a pocket.

Who keeps coffee grinds in their pockets?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-01-02 09:58:58 PM  

fusillade762: A tumbling mechanism filled with coffee grinds, marbles, bolts and synthetic sweat was meant to simulate the effect of being left in a pocket.

Who keeps coffee grinds in their pockets?


Who uses bills anymore?
 
2013-01-02 10:41:31 PM  
Who's money is hot?
 
2013-01-02 10:46:16 PM  

vpb: fusillade762: A tumbling mechanism filled with coffee grinds, marbles, bolts and synthetic sweat was meant to simulate the effect of being left in a pocket.

Who keeps coffee grinds in their pockets?

Who uses bills anymore?


Indubitably: Who's money is hot?


What's money?
 
2013-01-02 10:46:39 PM  
"The leather couch is up against the baseboard heater, it doesn't melt," she said. "The kids' toys are back there, they don't melt."

The f*ck is wrong with you?
 
2013-01-02 10:46:46 PM  
Why would you want your money to smell like sweat?
 
2013-01-02 10:47:02 PM  
"The leather couch is up against the baseboard heater, it doesn't melt," she said. The kids' toys are back there, they don't melt."

"A dead raccoon is back there, it doesn't melt."
 
2013-01-02 10:47:03 PM  

vpb: Who uses bills anymore?


I try to carry about $20 in ones and fives for places that don't take card, or have a card machine that crashed/phone line that doesn't work.

Also, I just paid someone $90 in crisp clean bills - I'd left my checkbook at home and she doesn't take cards because she doesn't want anyone to assemble a list of her clients without her knowledge (therapist, not criminal).
 
2013-01-02 10:47:26 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: vpb: fusillade762: A tumbling mechanism filled with coffee grinds, marbles, bolts and synthetic sweat was meant to simulate the effect of being left in a pocket.

Who keeps coffee grinds in their pockets?

Who uses bills anymore?

Indubitably: Who's money is hot?

What's money?


To money
 
2013-01-02 10:48:02 PM  

Indubitably: Representative of the unwashed masses: vpb: fusillade762: A tumbling mechanism filled with coffee grinds, marbles, bolts and synthetic sweat was meant to simulate the effect of being left in a pocket.

Who keeps coffee grinds in their pockets?

Who uses bills anymore?

Indubitably: Who's money is hot?

What's money?

To money


To sizzle
 
2013-01-02 10:48:24 PM  

fusillade762: A tumbling mechanism filled with coffee grinds, marbles, bolts and synthetic sweat was meant to simulate the effect of being left in a pocket.

Who keeps coffee grinds in their pockets?


You don't live in Seattle, do you?

/freakin' coffee all over the place around here
 
2013-01-02 10:49:01 PM  
We've had polymer banknotes in New Zealand for over a decade with no problem. Heck, they were first introduced in Australia - which is just a few degrees cooler than the surface of the sun.
 
2013-01-02 10:51:12 PM  
All they have to do is get the suitcase companies to install heaters inside their suitcases. The mob guys will be in for a nasty surprise when they open their suitcases full of $100 bills.
 
2013-01-02 10:51:26 PM  
lt's build a leisure suit out of them!
 
2013-01-02 10:52:06 PM  
But naturally, being Canadian, the government has the politest way of sneering in your face.
 
2013-01-02 10:52:12 PM  
The bank swiftly denied that its new bills could be affected by heat in these ways.

If only there were a straightforward way for an ambitious reporter to test this...
 
2013-01-02 10:52:31 PM  
Let's build a leisure suit out of them!
 
2013-01-02 10:52:39 PM  
To test durability, the banknotes were boiled
 
2013-01-02 10:52:54 PM  

Bob_Laublaw: "The leather couch is up against the baseboard heater, it doesn't melt," she said. "The kids' toys are back there, they don't melt."

The f*ck is wrong with you?


She's from Cambridge. If you've been there (and hope you never do) you'd understand. She's probably their resident genius.
 
2013-01-02 10:53:11 PM  

thisispete: We've had polymer banknotes in New Zealand for over a decade with no problem. Heck, they were first introduced in Australia - which is just a few degrees cooler than the surface of the sun.


During the day, or all the time?

/Aussies just can't catch a break.
//Now I know why the Brits chose it as a Penal Colony.
 
2013-01-02 10:55:19 PM  

vpb: fusillade762: A tumbling mechanism filled with coffee grinds, marbles, bolts and synthetic sweat was meant to simulate the effect of being left in a pocket.

Who keeps coffee grinds in their pockets?

Who uses bills anymore?


It's not like Taco Bell sells $2 gift cards
 
2013-01-02 10:55:39 PM  
Oh, Jesus freaking goddamn Christ, who the fark leaves money laying out in the sun?
 
2013-01-02 10:56:11 PM  

Eirik: fusillade762: A tumbling mechanism filled with coffee grinds, marbles, bolts and synthetic sweat was meant to simulate the effect of being left in a pocket.

Who keeps coffee grinds in their pockets?

You don't live in Seattle, do you?

/freakin' coffee all over the place around here


//please hire me, and bring me there/here
 
2013-01-02 10:56:31 PM  
I'm betting that the citizens actually put them in the oven accidentally or something similarly stupid and lied about the circumstances to try to recoup their losses.
 
2013-01-02 10:57:24 PM  
I don't know what Canada's doing differently (maybe whatever they've added to make them smell like maple affects the polymer notes), but I know a couple people who have had bills melt in the dryer. That said, they've also had the 'paper' bills shredded in the washing, so the problem may be them, not the bills.
 
2013-01-02 10:58:02 PM  

thisispete: We've had polymer banknotes in New Zealand for over a decade with no problem. Heck, they were first introduced in Australia - which is just a few degrees cooler than the surface of the sun.


This.

We've had these notes for going on 20 years and saw a lot of "shrinky" notes in the first few months too. It was never accidental, people are just retarded. (I was a bank teller back then)

I've been saved hundreds of dollars over that time in notes that made it into the washing machine though.
 
2013-01-02 10:58:56 PM  

Bob_Laublaw: "The leather couch is up against the baseboard heater, it doesn't melt," she said. "The kids' toys are back there, they don't melt."

The f*ck is wrong with you?


Clearly, it wasn't the heat then. This was controlled demolition!
 
2013-01-02 11:00:22 PM  

machinesquad: Bob_Laublaw: "The leather couch is up against the baseboard heater, it doesn't melt," she said. "The kids' toys are back there, they don't melt."

The f*ck is wrong with you?

She's from Cambridge. If you've been there (and hope you never do) you'd understand. She's probably their resident genius.


I agree.

/Cableguy who works the tri-city (and Guelph) area.
//Cambridge sucks the most to work in.
 
2013-01-02 11:05:14 PM  

thisispete: We've had polymer banknotes in New Zealand for over a decade with no problem. Heck, they were first introduced in Australia - which is just a few degrees cooler than the surface of the sun.


I'm not saying it was poutine, but....it was probably poutine related.
 
2013-01-02 11:07:24 PM  
Bullshiat. Someone took a lighter to those bills.
It's like complaining about paper bills catching fire. How about not burning them?
 
2013-01-02 11:10:22 PM  
Maybe some of you dumbasses might try and remember America's Hat is cold, lotsa heaters.
 
2013-01-02 11:10:55 PM  

fusillade762: A tumbling mechanism filled with coffee grinds, marbles, bolts and synthetic sweat was meant to simulate the effect of being left in a pocket.

Who keeps coffee grinds in their pockets?


"Synthetic sweat"????
 
2013-01-02 11:11:30 PM  
Bear with me here for a second. They're trying to make sure everyone just switches to plastic. Fees for the banks (who own all the industrialized nations), and the gov't can track everything you buy as soon as you swipe it. We are seeing the beginning of the end, folks.

/gets out tinfoil hats
 
2013-01-02 11:12:47 PM  

vpb: Who uses bills anymore?


I do, for one. Cash is convenient, it doesn't rely on 24/7 uptime of an electronic system, it doesn't create unnecessary or unwanted paper trails, and it doesn't generate transaction fees for banks that are already raking in huge profits at everyone else's expense.
 
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2013-01-02 11:12:52 PM  

BigJT: maybe whatever they've added to make them smell like maple affects the polymer


You think it was because we've been boiling them in maple sap?

Was that wrong?
 
2013-01-02 11:13:57 PM  
The ATI exemptions are probably a little heavy handed, but I'm guessing no one wanted to be responsible for releasing information about how to counterfeit the new bills. If you see confidence in physical currency as fundamental to a nation's economic security (more relevant before the rise of wire transfers, but still a thing), then you can see where they are coming from.

At least, that's what I'd argue if our government wasn't so reflexively secretive.
 
2013-01-02 11:14:27 PM  

boinkingbill: lt's build a leisure suit out of them!



"I jingle my change, but I'm still kinda' cute"
 
2013-01-02 11:15:14 PM  

vpb: fusillade762: A tumbling mechanism filled with coffee grinds, marbles, bolts and synthetic sweat was meant to simulate the effect of being left in a pocket.

Who keeps coffee grinds in their pockets?

Who uses bills anymore?


There is a gas station close to me that knocks $0.05 off a gallon of gas if you pay in cash.
 
2013-01-02 11:16:27 PM  
The Rothschilds are slacking.
 
2013-01-02 11:17:39 PM  

fusillade762: A tumbling mechanism filled with coffee grinds, marbles, bolts and synthetic sweat was meant to simulate the effect of being left in a pocket.

Who keeps coffee grinds in their pockets?


Coke smugglers?
 
2013-01-02 11:18:03 PM  
There were a some initial issues in bringing polymer notes into circulation (hologram rubbing off earliest ones) but those have all been resolved. It is proven technology now. They are overall more sturdy than paper notes, and much harder to counterfeit.
 
2013-01-02 11:18:08 PM  

xiola: Bullshiat. Someone took a lighter to those bills.
It's like complaining about paper bills catching fire. How about not burning them?


b..b...but my son said he put them in a can and put them near a heater and my son has never lied to me
 
2013-01-02 11:19:14 PM  
I moved out of country for a few years and came back to new funnier money. I don't know how new they are but these $20s and $50s are huge, odd looking and cartoonish. Compared some of the euros I still have in my wallet the dang bills are like twice the size and four times more vibrant.

Perhaps the melting is a feature, if someone goes to pinch your hot pocket they'll come out with a sticky and coloured hand.

// hands in my pocket, hands in my pocket.
 
2013-01-02 11:23:42 PM  

DenisBergkamp: I don't know how new they are but these $20s and $50s are huge, odd looking and cartoonish.


They're still 6 x 2-3/4 inches. The size hasn't changed.
 
2013-01-02 11:24:53 PM  

whatshisname: DenisBergkamp: I don't know how new they are but these $20s and $50s are huge, odd looking and cartoonish.

They're still 6 x 2-3/4 inches. The size hasn't changed.


Might just be my time away in comparison then.
 
2013-01-02 11:26:22 PM  
 
2013-01-02 11:26:35 PM  
Is the center of a Twooooonie pooping out still an issue...........

/Popping Twooonie!!! is almost as bad a Benghazi!!!

//Cheap ass Harper not making sure the ingredients of the bills are 99.9997% to specifications before, during and after production.
///Y'all ever seen vinyl siding that is not to spec? Color fade and warping is shiat.
 
2013-01-02 11:26:42 PM  

Zaelath: thisispete: We've had polymer banknotes in New Zealand for over a decade with no problem. Heck, they were first introduced in Australia - which is just a few degrees cooler than the surface of the sun.

This.

We've had these notes for going on 20 years and saw a lot of "shrinky" notes in the first few months too. It was never accidental, people are just retarded. (I was a bank teller back then)

I've been saved hundreds of dollars over that time in notes that made it into the washing machine though.


Were they made of tissue paper before? Normal money doesn't get destroyed in the washing machine. Hell, one of the best times of the year is when you break out the winter clothes and find old, forgotten money.
 
2013-01-02 11:27:05 PM  

Exception Collection: Also, I just paid someone $90 in crisp clean bills - I'd left my checkbook at home and she doesn't take cards because she doesn't want anyone to assemble a list of her clients without her knowledge (therapist, not criminal).


Because checks are untraceable, so sounds legit.
 
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